Opportunity mapping is an approach to analyze the varying levels of access to opportunities that exist throughout a region.  Understanding the opportunity landscape in the Baltimore metropolitan region is vital to strengthening the region’s quality of life.  The collaborative sees Opportunity Mapping as a concrete tool to demonstrate how the RPSD will help us connect housing, transportation and workforce development in the region.  The Collaborative is partnering with the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education for our Opportunity Mapping project.

The Collaborative’s Opportunity Mapping will analyze regional opportunity in these six subareas:

  • Education, training and workforce development
  • Housing and neighborhood quality
  • Crime and social capital
  • Public health and environment
  • Employment
  • Transportation and mobility